The Planning and Development Department processes and issues various types of permits and approvals in unincorporated McHenry County.

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If your property is located in a village or city, please contact their office. A list of communities and contacts may be found here.

Planning and Development Fee Schedule 


To direct the orderly development of McHenry County, through the development, implementation, and enforcement of the plans, ordinances, and policies of the County Board, in a manner that assures the health, safety, and welfare of county residents; protects natural and historic resources; and, encourages a harmonious relationship between people, land use, and the environment.

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